Monday, March 26, 2012
Atlanta march planned in memory of Trayvon Martin
ATLANTA -- Organizers are planning to march through downtown Atlanta in memory of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose shooting by a neighborhood watch captain has led to protests nationwide.
Civil rights leaders said the march is being planned for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Georgia State Capitol.
They say the march and a rally are aimed at amending or abolishing Georgia's "Stand Your Ground" law, the state's version of a law involved in the Florida case.
Organizers encouraging participants in the Atlanta march to wear hoodies, which have become a symbol in other protests since authorities say the teen was wearing one when he was shot.
The neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, has said he shot Martin in self-defense on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. No charges have been filed.